Ferry from Rome (Civitavecchia) to Arbatax (Sardinia)

Tickets, Prices & Schedules

The town of Civitavecchia near Rome, is connected to Arbatax by ferry all year round. Find real-time information about the Civitavecchia - Arbatax ferry route, compare schedules and prices, and book your tickets to Sardinia on Ferryhopper without hidden fees!

Ferry schedules from Rome (Civitavecchia) to Arbatax

Rome (Civitavecchia) Arbatax Trip frequency: 3 days per week First trip: 20:00 Last trip: 20:00 Average duration: 9h Price range: 30.00 € - 236.84 €
Arbatax Rome (Civitavecchia) Trip frequency: 3 days per week First trip: 02:00 Last trip: 02:00 Average duration: 9h Price range: 30.00 € - 236.84 €
Ferry companies GRIMALDI LINES

Is there a ferry from Civitavecchia (Rome) to Arbatax (Sardinia)?

Yes, you can travel from Civitavecchia (near Rome) to Arbatax by ferry all year round.

Usually, the ferry route is active 2 times a week (usally on Tuesdays and Saturdays) and is operated by Grimaldi Lines.

What’s the ferry schedule from Civitavecchia to Arbatax

Normally, the ferry departs from the port of Civitavecchia at 20:00 and reaches Arbatax at 05:00 the next morning.

Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts

How much is the ferry from Civitavecchia to Arbatax?

Tickets for the Civitavecchia (Rome) - Arbatax ferry normally start at around €30. The final price depends on seasonality, seat type, vehicle transportation, as well as discounts and offers.


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Infants and toddlers up to 2 years old can travel from Civitavecchia to Arbatax free of charge. There are also discounts for children 3-11 years old and residents of Sardinia available all year round.

Ferry Route Info

How long is the ferry ride from Civitavecchia (Rome) to Arbatax (Sardinia)?

The Civitavecchia - Arbatax ferry crossing usually lasts around 9 hr.

Is there a high-speed ferry from Civitavecchia to Arbatax?

The route from the port of Civitavecchia to that of Arbatax is operated only by conventional ferries which reach their destination in about 9 hr.

What’s the distance between Civitavecchia and Arbatax?

The distance between Civitavecchia (Rome) and Arbatax (Sardinia) is 170 nautical miles (about 300 km).

Ferry Trip Tips

Useful tips for your ferry trip to Arbatax from Civitavecchia

Here are some travel tips for your trip from Civitavecchia to Arbatax:

  • In high season, we recommend arriving early at the port of Civitavecchia to avoid delays and overcrowding, especially if you’re bringing along your vehicle.
  • As the ferry takes about 9 hr to reach Arbatax, we recommend booking a cabin for a more comfortable trip.
  • Getting around by car is certainly the most convenient way to explore Sardinia. Therefore, we recommed bringing along your vehicle or renting one upon when you get there.
  • If you don't plan to drive to the port, bear in mind that from the Rome Termini train station you can reach Civitavecchia in about 1 hour.
  • In addition to Arbatax, you can reach various destinations in Sardinia from Civitavecchia by ferry. Discover the Civitavecchia - Olbia, Civitavecchia - Porto Torres, and Civitavecchia - Cagliari routes on Ferryhopper!
  • Read our Arbatax travel guide and make the best of your time there with detailed information, tips and recommendations!

Where to take the ferry from Civitavecchia to Arbatax

Ferries from the port of Civitavecchia to Arbatax depart from the San Giovanni Paolo II pier in the Calata Laurenti Maritime Station.

From the train station of Civitavecchia, you can reach the port by bus or on foot. The entrance to Varco Fortezza is about 600 m away. The other 2 pedestrian entrances to the port are Varco Vespucci and Porta Livorno.

Can I travel on the Civitavecchia to Arbatax ferry with a car?

Yes, you can bring along your car on the ferries that operate on the Civitavecchia - Arbatax route.

If you love road trips, you should consider planning a camper adventure in Sardinia.

Ferry luggage

On the ferries of Grimaldi Lines, each passenger can carry 1 piece of luggage (included in the ticket price) with a maximum size of 56x45x25 cm. You can also bring along 1 small piece of luggage (bag or backpack). For any additional luggage, you need to pay an extra fee.


The ferries operating on the Civitavecchia - Arbatax route offer different types of cabins: internal, external with a sea view, suites and cabins that are accessible to people with disabilities.

Pet travel

On the ferries of Grimaldi Lines, you can safely travel with your pet. You just need to fill out the appropriate information as you book your tickets and pay a small fee.

You can either book a special pet-firendly cabin or make use of your own pet carrier. For more information regarding documents and pet travel conditions, we recommend contacting the ferry operator.

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